Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, January 27, 2014

Those Boots

Nancy Sinatra wore them!

I saw them on the Sony and Cher Show
Coveted them
like any 9 year-old girl covets
horses and 10 year-old boys
My mother said no
Too expensive
Besides, I'd soon outgrow them anyway
But on a birthday shopping trip
to the city with Nana
(We rode the bus; Nana never learned to drive)
I saw them in the Thom McCann window
Nana let me try them on
The salesman zipped and laced them up
I wore them home
feeling like a star
White go-go boots.

Mod Barbies had them too!
submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, FB Friday, The Clothes Make the Woman


Kerry O'Connor said...

Some things a girl could not go without back in the day, and go-go boots must be high up on the list.

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

I dated a young lady that had a pair of those and would wear them to work and on dates, etc. to a man of my age she looked nice in them because the skirts had to be shorter for them to look good. I enjoyed Nancy's song, these boots were made for walk'n, qute a bit back then.

De Jackson said...

Love this! I coveted the white ones, too. ;)

Fireblossom said...

You lucky girl!

and Mod Barbies, there's a blast from the past!

Unknown said...

Go-Go boots were the rage in their day, weren't they? I must be about your age! :-)

Helena said...

Way to go, Nana.....!

Grace said...

Sure, why not ~ They look cool too, smiles ~ Good to see you LM ~

not displayed said...

If mum says "no" ask Nana.
Great boots, hope you got plenty of wear before you grew out of them